A Certain Scientific Railgun

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

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The student-filled Academy City is at the forefront of scientific advancement and home to the esper development program. The seven "Level 5" espers are the most powerful in Academy City, and ranked third among them is middle schooler Mikoto Misaka, an electricity manipulator known as "The Railgun." When strange incidents begin occurring throughout the city, she finds each crime to be connected to the elusive "Level Upper," a legendary device that allegedly increases the esper level of its user. As the situation escalates, it becomes apparent that there is more to the Level Upper than meets the eye, and that Academy City may be a far more twisted place than the glamorous utopia it appears to be. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun focuses on Mikoto and her friends—and the dangerous situations they find themselves in—as they get caught up in the matter of the Level Upper. As Mikoto says, "There's never a dull moment in this city."

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English: A Certain Scientific Railgun
Japanese: とある科学の超電磁砲
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2009 to Mar 20, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Geneon Universal Entertainment, Movic, AT-X, ASCII Media Works
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Super Power
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Kouhei Kawase – Producer
Tatsuyuki Nagai – Director
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Masato Jinbo – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “only my railgun” by fripSide (eps 2-14)
OP2: “LEVEL 5 -judgelight-” by fripSide (eps 15-23)
ED1: “only my railgun” by fripSide (ep 1)
ED2: “Dear My Friend -Mada Minu Mirai he-” by ELISA (eps 2-11, 13-14, 24)
ED3: “Smile -You and Me-” by ELISA (eps 12)
ED4: “Real Force” by ELISA (eps 15-23)

Episode List

01: Electromaster
02: When Working Under a Hot Sun, Rehydration is Essential
03: Tokiwadai is Targeted
04: Urban Legends
05: A Certain Pair of New Trainees
06: Everyone is Proactive When it Comes to Such Things
07: Abilities and Power
08: Level Upper
09: Majority Report
10: Silent Majority
11: Dr. Kiyama
12: AIM Burst
13: A Bikini Divides the Eyeline Between Top and Bottom, But a One-piece Shows Off the Figure, so They Only Flatter the Slender
14: Special Workshop
15: Skill Out
16: Academy City
17: Tsuzuri’s Summer Vacation
18: Asunaro Park
19: Midsummer Festival
20: Poltergeist
21: Voices
22: Level 6
23: What Is It You See In Your Eyes Right Now?
24: Dear My Friends



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Can i just say Kuroko VA is fucking a sex goddess, when she says “Onee Sama” shit is to bend over backwards 3x times over for.


A much more cohesive narrative and focused plot than Index, with a far better developed cast. A good balance between style and substance.


Better than Index! More Mikoto is always good.




Very different tone than with Index and crossover in plot is minimal. Stands on its own. Good humor and action with strong cast.

David Avigdor

A pretty boring spin off to a pretty generic show.